The official theme of Anime Boston 2013 was Tales of Youkai. This meant they'd scheduled several panels that, based on the descriptions in the schedule, all pretty much looked the same: "Japan has lots of stories about youkai, and we're going to talk about them." I paraphrase, but not by a lot. Inasmuch as I went to a truly kickass panel last
year on the subject, I knew the basics, and pretty much all
the panels looked like they were covering just the basics. Not very interesting.
On the other hand, there were plenty of youkai cosplayers
. And trolls, which maybe sorta count as youkai. Lots and lots of (Homestuck) trolls.
(No, seriously. Lots of youkai. These are, IIRC, from the video game series TOUHOU PROJECT.)( Friday: Sweets, SAO, and other things that do not start with the letter S. )( Saturday: Music and ghost stories and more SAO. )( Sunday: one last SAO for the road. )
The rest of my photos - which include photos of Rise of the Guardians, Mario Brothers, Ultraman, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Brave, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Kuroko no Basuke, PsychoPass, The Hobbit, Detective Conan, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, Revolutionary Girl Utena, Legend of Zelda, Doctor Who, Fraggle Rock, How to Train Your Dragon, Touhou Project, Fushigi Yuugi, Iron Man, Disney Princesses, Trigun, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and of course Sword Art Online - are all here
, for those interested. More to be added later, as Tanya took excellent photos, including an even better
SAO group, and an amazing Tooth Fairy (from Rise of the Guardians, which was totally the unexpected cosplay hit of the con).